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Durham bowler Usman Arshad celebrates trapping Andrew Hall lbw in his team’s match against Northamptonshire

Bowler of the day

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Ed Joyce scored two centuries in same match for the first time

Warwickshire 87 & 471 Sussex 229 & 273-2

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Kevin Pietersen has said in India that he regrets ‘textgate’ but does not rule out an England return

Diary of a cricket obsessive

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Ian Bell scored a vital century for Warwickshire

If Ed Joyce’s century in the context of a 20-wicket opening day was remarkable, then it was trumped yesterday by Ian Bell, whose 46th first-class hundred has so transformed this match that Sussex, who appeared at one stage almost to be nailed-on winners inside two days, could conceivably find themselves beaten in three.

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Sam Robson is in pole position to receive an England call-up

Batsman of the day

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Sussex captain Ed Joyce scored a composed century on a day dominated by bowlers

Having beaten Middlesex effectively in two days once the weather cleared at Hove last week, Sussex are threatening to do something similar to Warwickshire, the 2012 County Champions, as they attempt to set a testing early pace in the 2014 race.

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Look out: Jonathan Trott will be in Sussex’s sights after Ashes problems

Whoever you bowl against in Championship cricket you will try to target their best players because if you can put scars on them along the way you know it will help your team's cause. Naturally, in the Warwickshire game this week, one guy we will be targeting is Jonathan Trott. We would do that anyway, whatever the circumstances. Along with Ian Bell, he is one of their best batsmen.

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Kevin Pietersen admitted: ‘I’m still hopeful of playing again for England one day’

Kevin Pietersen has given further hints that he is intent on reviving his international career.

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Kevin Pietersen has said in India that he regrets ‘textgate’ but does not rule out an England return

Pietersen hopes he can return and reach 10,000 runs for England

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Charlotte Edwards with the Women’s Ashes trophy in February

England captain honoured after masterminding two Ashes victories across all three formats during the last year

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Tom Smith scored 76 and took five wickets for Lancashire but could not prevent a Notts victo

Nottinghamshire 272 & 220 Lancashire 144 & 303 (Nottinghamshire win by 45 runs)

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Kumar Sangakkara guides Sri Lanka home for epic finish

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Joe Root and Charlotte Edwards have been included in the Wisden Cricketer of the Year

Root is included for his contributions in the English summer Ashes victory while Edwards led England women to back-to-back Ashes victories

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Kevin Pietersen put on 63 with Jonathan Trott. The pair will resume tomorrow

Pietersen claimed he often 'put an arm around' his England team-mates whenever they were in trouble

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Riki Wessels hit 10 fours and two sixes on the way to his innings of 90

Nottinghamshire272 & 220 Lancashire144 & 7-1

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Sachin Tendulkar has defended Yuvraj Singh after he was criticised for his performance in the World Twenty20 final defeat to Sri Lanka

Yuvraj has been criticised for using up 21 deliveries for just 11 runs but Tendulkar feels he should not be 'crucified nor written off'

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The ECB must consider paying out a subsidy to secure press agency coverage

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Nottinghamshire's Jake Ball celebrates taking the wicket of Lancashire's Luke Procter

When conditions help the bowlers at Trent Bridge – and it is rare that they do not at this time of year – things tend to happen quite quickly. Only 34 overs were bowled between a dank, drizzly morning and a spectacular teatime downpour, but that was time enough for this game to advance significantly.

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Rafael Nadal winning last year’s French Open final. He has lost only once at Roland Garros
tennisWith the tennis circus now rolling on to the slowest surface, Paul Newman highlights who'll be making the headlines – and why
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Novak Djokovic hits a return during his victory against Albert Montanes
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Mark McCafferty is the architect of the European Champions Cup
rugby unionThe chief executive of Premier Rugby has played a difficult hand with considerable expertise
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Ed Joyce scored two centuries in same match for the first time
cricketWarwickshire 87 & 471 Sussex 229 & 273-2: The batsman scored two centuries in same match for the first time
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Daniel Ricciardo's appeal into his Australian GP disqualification gets underway on Monday
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Drastic action is taken as team principal walks away just three races into the season
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Bubba Watson slipped on the Green Jacket for the second time in three years
Masters 2014The winner in Augusta proves he is much more than a simple caricature
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Michael Phelps will return to competitive swimming next week
swimming Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, is coming out of retirement to swim next week at the Arena Grand Prix in Arizona
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England went out to France in the 2011 World Cup. Next year’s event on home soil may bring domestic strife with clubs

RUGBY UNIONThe RFU chief executive faces a second challenge ahead of next year’s home World Cup that will test his gifts of persuasion to the limit

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Mo Farah takes part in the 2014 London Marathon
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But the double Olympic gold medallist vows he will return

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A 42-year-old man has died after completing the London Marathon
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Rory McIlroy endures more frustration as he plays his way out the bunker
more Masters 2014McIlroy's Augusta notebook will be littered with no-go areas after another difficult week at the Masters
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SCHUMACHERSabine Kehm gives positive report
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CYCLINGParis-Roubaix: Wiggins stays in contention until late on against specialist rivals

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Kelly Brown dives over to score Saracens’ second try against Northampton

RUGBY UNIONSaracens 28 Saints 24: Sarries extend their lead at the top of the Premiership to 10 points

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Andrew Fenby scored three tries from the wing for London Irish against struggling Newcastle
L Irish 40 Newcastle 12: Fenby impresses against his former team
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Manny Pacquiao lands a blow on Tim Bradley in their rematch on Saturday
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